NWS: Disturbance could pass through Pagan

Posted on Nov 12 2019

A weak disturbance has been spotted forming north of Kwajalein in the Republic of Marshall Islands for several days now and the U.S. National Weather Service in Guam said yesterday that forecast models show the disturbance moving in a track similar to Super Typhoon Halong and passing through the northern CNMI near Pagan late Thursday or Friday.

The disturbance currently shows signs of development and is likely to become better organized in the next couple of days. Right now, it is moving west-northwest and will continue its track or could move northwest in the next few days.

Super Typhoon Halong, which was still a tropical storm when it passed the CNMI, posed no threat as it traveled north of the Marianas last Nov. 2.

NWS also reported a separate disturbance forming north of Koror but it poses no threat to the CNMI or to Yap and Koror. NWS said it will continue to move westward and away, and some development is possible as it nears the Philippines. Moderate to fresh west winds and isolated to scattered showers and a few thunderstorms over the next couple of days are expected on Yap and Koror.

With the development of this disturbance, Guam and Rota have experienced showers and thunderstorms through yesterday morning and improving conditions through the afternoon. All weather anomalies are expected to shift west with the disturbance as it exits it’s the region to the west.

Marc Venus | Reporter
Marc Venus is the Saipan Tribune's public health and education reporter. He has an associate degree in Applied Sciences in Computer Applications and is working on his bachelor’s degree at the Northern Marianas College. Contact him at marc_venus@saipantribune.com.
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